Walmart Takes Shocking Anti 2nd Amendment Stance, Stops Selling 9mm Ammo and 223 Ammo Among Others

Walmart Takes Shocking Anti 2nd Amendment Stance, Stops Selling 9mm Ammo and 223 Ammo Among Others
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Walmart Takes Shocking Anti 2nd Amendment Stance, Stops Selling 9mm Ammo and 223 Ammo Among Others

Earlier today Walmart announced the latest phase in its efforts to hamper your ability to exercise your second amendment rights.  They have made the decision to stop selling 9mm ammo, .223 ammo, and 5.56 ammo among other calibers.  As the world's largest retailer, largest company by revenue (almost $515 Billion), and largest private employer (2.2 million employees), when Walmart makes a move like this it can have a significant negative impact on Americans' ability to access the firearms and ammunition necessary to defend themselves and their families.  Luckily most Americans can still get cheap 9mm ammo and bulk .223 ammo from online retailers like Ammunition Depot.

So what exactly did Walmart do?

Walmart announced today that they will “discontinue sales of short-barrel rifle ammunition such as the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber.”  This will likely also include alternative calibers for the AR 15 platform like 7.62x39 also known as AK Ammo or AK 47 Ammo and newer calibers like 6.5 grendel.  It’s possible Walmart will stop selling .308 ammo and other calibers commonly associated with the AR 10 platform as well.

Walmart also announced that after selling through inventory they will stop selling ALL HANDGUN AMMO, this will mean no more grabbing a deal on bulk 9mm ammo from Walmart and will probably mean no more .45 ACP ammo, .40 S&W ammo, or .380 ACP ammo either.

They are also discontinuing the sales of handguns in Alaska (they already don’t sell handguns anywhere else) and are asking customers not to open carry, even in areas where it is lawful to do so.  Does that mean I can’t OWB (Outside the WaistBand) carry in Walmart anymore as I might imprint? Only time will tell.

Didn’t Walmart already do this?

Well, yes and no.  Walmart has previously made the decision to restrict their consumer’s access to other firearms protected under the second amendment (as they are legally permitted to do, but probably shouldn’t).  In 1993, shortly after their founder and chairman Sam Walton died, they stopped selling handguns (everywhere except Alaska). In 2006 they ended all firearms sales in 2/3rds of their stores. In 2008 Walmart decided that a firearm registry was a good idea and started keeping computerized records and video recordings of all firearms sales.  In 2012 they went ever further when they decided that certain cosmetic features make a firearm “military style” and stopped selling AR 15s, AK 47s, and similar firearms.  Last year, Walmart started refusing to sell rifles to customers under 21, and removed toys resembling “assault-style” rifles from its shelves.

With all of these restrictions I guess it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Walmart is taking another tumble down the slippery slope to deprive Americans of their ability to exercise their rights.  You can still get birdshot at Walmart… for now.

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Larry Lawyer
2 years ago at 5:39 PM
The final straw with Wal mart. Will be boycotting them & yes I will spend more money locally!!!
Daniel P Wolf
2 years ago at 5:39 PM
I agree with boycotting Walmart. If they allow their politics to influence what they sell, I will allow my politics to influence where I shop.
Mike Ryan
2 years ago at 5:39 PM
Karey Engel
2 years ago at 10:13 AM
So does this mean they will stop selling cellphones and cellphone accessories, along with alcoholic beverages? Also cigarettes? A heck if alot more lives are taken and effected from those than from firearms.
Daniel P Wolf
2 years ago at 10:13 AM
No, that doesn't fit the socialist agenda.
Bill Evans
2 years ago at 10:13 AM
There are some Walmart's that don't sell alcohol. Scottsburg, Indiana is one that does not.
John Bartlett
2 years ago at 11:41 AM
Walmart has lost my busiest will not buy anything from Walmart I will drive out of my way to buy from someone else
Joel Copeland
2 years ago at 5:10 AM
I'm done with Walmart, Kroger and now Nascar! I have no use for anyone who caves in any way to the anti 2nd amendment movement!
S curti
2 years ago at 5:10 AM
Screw Walmart and I hope as all good Americans we take a stance around the goods they sell and the hypocrisy that exists.
Christopher Rigos
2 years ago at 7:04 PM
Well my wallmart still has ammo in stock.and on sale I've been chipping at there inventory for the past 2 months
O. F. Hutchinson, Jr.
2 years ago at 5:47 PM
I will not enter Walmart for any reason until they reverse their decision. I have in the past made a lot of purchases from Walmart. Hutch
2 years ago at 10:04 PM
I and my son started a while back purchasing our ammo and other fire arms needs from Ammunition Depot. has lot more items and at a fair price. (I wish A/D would offer free shipping ever now and then.) I would buy all my fire arm needs from A/D. I use Bass Pro Shops and Cabala's sometime because they offer free shipping with $35-$50 purchase. My son and I always surpass $100.00 purchase.As for Walmart Ammo I have always believed it was a lower grade.
Big Jon
2 years ago at 10:04 PM
My wife and I will be weaning ourselves from Wal mart, they are beginning to tell us what we need to buy and what we don't need to, including several food items if you've noticed
Dennis Dunahue
2 years ago at 4:43 AM
needless to say all of this will cost wally world a lot of money both ways losing gun, ammo sales and but it will take the NRA to call out the troops to get totally behind this strike against us but remember we still have our local and internet sources for ammo and guns but I fully support a boycott of Walmart.
Chauvin Emmons
2 years ago at 4:43 AM
Rand Grammer
2 years ago at 7:01 PM
I didn't like Walmart and had already discontinued doing business with them, this just further strengthens that resolve. I'd sooner pay a little more and support true American Patriots.
2 years ago at 8:35 PM
Wal-Mart is going to end up closing with the ammunition for consumers to purchase; especially competition shooters, for in a pinch that is the goto place
David McArthur
2 years ago at 2:54 PM
My son works for them part time in collage told him to look else where.. they are not the company Sam built!!!
buddy mcdade
2 years ago at 11:21 AM
I have bought a lot of ammo from Walmart over the years and now I don't buy anything from the sporting goods department. Walmarts loss not mine.
Ronald Engle
2 years ago at 10:50 AM
Walmart final cave in to the left and stopped sell some ammo . Do they really think it will stop people for getting it . What's next stop selling all ammo. The left is going after the ammo . NO ammo you can't use your guns a back door way to get ride of guns. We all need to stop the left from taking our RIGHTS way NOW , VOTE them all out.
Stuart H Warren
2 years ago at 12:01 PM
The interesting thing about Walmart and their Ammo sales is they leave it on the shelf, where everyone has access to it. It would not surprise me if the next Walmart attack happens where the crazy person uses ammo picked up off the shelf in the sporting goods department. They could walk in with an unloaded shotgun, load up with pockets full of ammo and wreak havoc in the store with LOTS of ammo to reload when they run out...
Randy Rapp
2 years ago at 3:07 PM
Silly of them. But no great loss to serious shooters, since our sources are much better stocked and more economical.
andrew stella
2 years ago at 6:57 PM
Walmart is totally stupid, they remove all hand gun ammo, but leave the .22 ammo on the shelves to buy. Dont they realize that there are handguns the use .22 ammo. Typical walmart mentality
Chuck Best
2 years ago at 1:53 PM
I made the mistake of buying a Mossberg Model 500 Shotgun several years ago. Brand new out of the box it would cot cycle shells from magazine to chamber. I could either send it back to Mossberg for free but a 2 month wait or take it to local gunsmith. Took to local gunsmith, $40,00 there went my supposedly good deal.
2 years ago at 8:48 PM
What does cot cycle shells from magazine to chamber mean? Thanks!
Joe M.
1 year ago at 11:09 AM
Walmart has enabled economies to send cheaply made Chinese and other communist country goods to enter the US and profit off of American tax payers. Shopping at Wal-Mart is enabling China to establish supremacy both in their military and the economy. Everyone here in this thread has shopped at Wal-Mart, its time to do your best to avoid shopping there. Authoritarian governments like the Peoples Republic of China will only spread their anti-freedom left views to other parts of the world, and its already impacting how American's view their 2nd Amendment right in the US. Support businesses like Ammunition Depot, who work to keep the US Constitution and Second Amendment strong and healthy.
1 year ago at 5:27 PM
What a shame , Are second Amendment was thrown out the window! Thanks W/M.
1 year ago at 12:25 AM
Many years ago when Target stores first hit the scene the wife and I went to the first Target store to open in our area to purchase several household items as we were updating. While there, I thought I’d buy a couple boxes of 22 LR ammo and to my surprise they had none and I was told by the department manager they sold nothing that had anything to do with guns as Target did not believe in gun ownership. At this point, I simply explained to him that I do not spend my money at any establishment that does not believe in the 2nd amendment and would they please restock the 2 shopping carts that were overflowing/completely full. I’ve never darkened the door of a Target door since and that policy will now apply to Walmart also. I bet Sam Walton is spinning in his grave!!!!
Kevin Ritter
1 year ago at 5:45 AM
I could care less what Wal-Mart sales . I bought something un there for the first time in 8 months only brcause I was out of town and didnt habe time to look for another store. I dont like them because theyntrynto flex there corporate muscle and expect companies to follow. I dont agree and will not shop there anumore.
Chuck Lawson
1 year ago at 12:03 PM
No major loss, buying ammo at Walmart was a pain in the butt anyway....and I would rather support my local gun shop even if I pay a little more!
Tom Vick
9 months ago at 12:23 PM
Walmart has always sucked. Some things never change. At least they are consistent, I give them that.
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